Travelers' Tales Nepal: True Stories of Life on the Road

Travelers Tales Nepal True Stories of Life on the Road Nepal is renowned for its temples shrines palaces amazing mountains and jungles and colorful festivals Ever since it began admitting tourists in the early s its remarkable blend of cultures

  • Title: Travelers' Tales Nepal: True Stories of Life on the Road
  • Author: Rajendra S. Khadka
  • ISBN: 9781885211149
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nepal is renowned for its temples, shrines, palaces, amazing mountains and jungles, and colorful festivals Ever since it began admitting tourists in the early 1950s, its remarkable blend of cultures, traditions, and languages has stirred the longings and fantasies of travelers of every stripe The foreign spiritual seeker soon discovers that there are temples, gompasNepal is renowned for its temples, shrines, palaces, amazing mountains and jungles, and colorful festivals Ever since it began admitting tourists in the early 1950s, its remarkable blend of cultures, traditions, and languages has stirred the longings and fantasies of travelers of every stripe The foreign spiritual seeker soon discovers that there are temples, gompas, gurus, sadhus, and rinpoches in Nepal than cereal brands in the U.S This collection celebrates the country with pieces by Peter Matthiessen, Jeff Greenwald, Meg Lukens Noonan, Broughton Coburn, Diane Summers, Jimmy Carter, Susan Vreeland, and Jan Morris.

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    1. Admit it, Nepal is pretty different from most countries, even from the neighboring India and China/Tibet with whom it shares many religious and cultural traits. Traveling there just with your typical Lonely Planet or Rough Guide will not do it justice, if you really want to come close to understanding the former kingdom in the Himalaya. Enter Traveler's Tales Guides Nepal, an amazing book. Whatever I read in the book, I saw - physically and metaphorically - while visiting Nepal. The many short s [...]

    2. Before I go to a new country, I search out the books of thsi series to see whether there ison ewhich covers the destination. Every one has been spot-on. An absolute must if you are travelling to Nepal. One evening, over glasses of red wine, we read the Leech story out loud, and laughed hysterically at every twist and turn. Wonderful writing, and a genuine insight into the poeple and palces that make up this fascinating country.

    3. I loved this collection of travel stories. Having just returned from Nepal, these stories really added to my experience. In some stories, I recognized aspects of my own experiences; other stories added to my knowledge of Nepal through other peoples' experiences. In addition, it provides insights into cultural does and don'ts. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about Nepal or headed there for the first time.

    4. Read it more than 15 years ago, but never got to go there. Oh well, maybe some day. They were great stories

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